Earlier this summer we launched our Book Trail of more than 60 bookshops to explore in Devon and Cornwall. All are either in rail-served towns and cities or easily reached by bus from stations.
Located in the town centre, around ten minutes’ walk from the station, this is a Tardis of a bookshop, its small shopfront not preparing you for the three floors of books inside. I once found a 1935 Plymouth tram map there!
This lovely large bookshop is in an old chapel and specialises in secondhand books. It’s on Shutta Road, just off the main Fore Street in East Looe before you get to the Guildhall. It’s no more than ten minutes’ walk from the station. Online sales available.
This corner shop at the beginning of the main shopping area is stacked full of secondhand books. As an indication of just how random secondhand bookshops can be, I once found there an 1880s study of the church in the Surrey village I grew up in. The shop is in Arwenack Street, just over five minutes’ walk from Falmouth Town station.
Enjoy exploring the whole trail and thanks for supporting our local bookshops.
Manager, Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership
(and owner of at least 500 books!)
PS Please remember to travel safely this summer – face coverings must be worn on public transport and in indoor spaces at stations unless you are exempt.